Contracted in September 2017, this two-year project is responsible for increasing knowledge about pest and beneficial species of insects and mites in Australian pistachio orchards. In its course, it will help the industry better understand the pests that currently pose a risk to pistachio production, or that have the potential to move into orchards. The work will also help the industry prioritise future research in pest management.
Find information, publications, industry contacts and more on the pistachio industry
On behalf of levy paying horticulture industries, Hort Innovation invests levy dollars and Australian Government contributions into research and development (R&D) projects to improve growers’ productivity and profitability and ensure the long-term sustainability of the industry.
For further information on industry levy, please visit the Australian Government Department of Agriculture and Water Resources.
To provide advice to help ensure R&D investment decisions are balanced and prioritised by the current needs of each horticulture levy industry, Hort Innovation has established Strategic Investment Advisory Panels (SIAPs) for levy paying industries.
A pistachio industry SIAP has been formed and details of the panel are available on this page. As part of the SIAPs’ activity, it will discuss the process for developing the pistachio industry Strategic Investment Plan (SIP). The SIP underpins all R&D investments made by Hort Innovation.
On this page
Find project updates and see your levy at work in the latest Hortlink
Investments in the Pistachio Fund
New and ongoing R&D projects
Information on current R&D projects for the pistachio industry can be found below, with specific project updates and outputs available in Hortlink 2018, edition 1.
Understanding and managing insects on pistachio orchards
Project Code: PS16000
Status: Ongoing project
Pathogens and other factors contributing to dark staining on pistachio shells
Pistachio Strategic Investment Advisory Panel
The Strategic Investment Advisory Panel for the pistachio industry has been appointed. For further information, please refer to the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).
|Chris Joyce||Australian Pioneer Pistachio Company||VIC|
|Ian Mau||Mallee Orchards||SA|
|Dr Ben Robinson||Independent Consultant||SA|
|Dr Steven Sykes||Independent Consultant||SA|
|Andrew Hobbs||Horticulture Management Solutions||VIC|
|Darin Gladigau||DK Nuts||SA|
|Chris Lee||C E Lee and Company||VIC|
|Andrew Bowring||Kyalite Pistachios||NSW|
SIAP meetings and summaries
|1||February 7, 2017||Loxton, SA||Download|
Resources and downloads
Read articles relating to the pistachio industry
Contacts at Hort Innovation
Pistachio Growers' Association Incorporated
Strategic Investment Planning process for the pistachio industry is in progress
Your industry Strategic Investment Plan (SIP) lays the foundation for decision making in levy investments and represents a balanced view of stakeholders in your industry. If you’d like to read more about the SIP process, visit the SIP Portal.
See below for the completed consultation events and agendas on the pistachio SIP. For attending SIP events, register your interest.
Upcoming consultation workshops
|Pistachio||Loxton, SA||February, 2018|